Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
315 PM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

...EF2 TORNADO CONFIRMED BY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY 6 MILES NORHTHEAST
OF HATTON IN GRAND FORKS COUNTY...

RATING:  EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH: 400 YARDS
START DATE: 06/27/2015
START/END TIME: 501 PM CDT - 506 PM CDT

SURVEY SUMMARY: VERY PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE NWS DAMAGE
ASSESSMENT INDICATED AN EF2 TORNADO OCCURRED YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON ABOUT 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF HATTON ND IN OPEN COUNTRY. THERE
WAS SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE TO SEVERAL SHELTERBELTS...WITH SOME DEBARKING
OF TREES AND TREES SNAPPED AT THE BASE. THERE WAS A STRONG RADAR
SIGNATURE AND A TORNADO DEBRIS SIGNATURE (TDS) THAT LIKELY RESULTED
FROM CROPS...LEAVES AND DUST BEING LIFTED INTO THE TORNADO. THE
TORNADO SPARED TWO NEARBY FARMSTEADS IN THE AREA SIMILAR TO THE HOPE
TORNADO.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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